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John Malkovich and the cast of West End's Bitter Wheat in rehearsals: photos

Check out the first look at the upcoming production of David Mamet's play inspired by Harvey Weinstein

John Malkovich in Bitter Wheat
© Helen Maybanks

Images have been released offering a first look at Bitter Wheat, David Mamet's new play in the West End.

The piece stars John Malkovich as movie producer Barney Fein alongside Ioanna Kimbook, Alexander Arnold, Doon Mackichan, Zephryn Taitte, Matthew Pidgeon and Teddy Kempner.


Malkovich is returning to the West End stage for the first time in 30 years to star in Mamet's piece which the writer himself directs. Bitter Wheat has designs from Christopher Oram and lighting from Neil Austin. The show opens on 19 June, with previews from 7 June, and runs until 21 September.

In an interview with BBC Radio 4, Malkovich said that Harvey Weinstein was the "starting point" for Mamet's play. He added that it was: "a black farce about a very badly behaved media mogul."